In an open letter to Environment Minister Leonore Gewessler and Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler more than 60 scientists, among them representatives of the WasserCluster Lunz, demand that their scientific expertise be taken into account in the preparation of the Renewable Energies Expansion Act (EAG). The signatories, all of them experts in water ecology and biodiversity at several Austrian institutes, see a potential aggravation of the biodiversity crisis in running waters by a further expansion of hydropower that is not coordinated with ecological objectives.

(PDF to the open letter is linked in the text, photo © WasserCluster Lunz)